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Mickey Easterling’s funeral, the San Remo Building…and more

Life goes so quickly and before you know it, you’re dead. Not the happiest message to start your Sunday with, but there you have it. And things could get even worse, like when you have to sell your gorgeous apartment at the San Remo Building on Central Park West! All this and more on this week’s edition of ‘…and more’ – but first, let’s start with Mickey Easterling.

1 – Mickey Easterling’s funeral

Do you ever fantasize about your own funeral? Will it be big? Or small and intimate? New Orleans socialite Mickey Easterling had it all planned out before she died last week. She was going to be the guest of honor at her own party, dressed perfectly, with a glass of champagne in one hand and a cigarette holder in the other. If you’re as fascinated as I am by the life and death of this deliciously eccentric woman, check out the video of her funeral here and a slideshow of Mickey Easterling through the years at this link. 

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 Photography by Matthew Hinton.

2 – Apartment for sale at New York’s San Remo building

I sometimes look at hese listings of the houses of the rich and famous and I often wonder: why so boring? Not this time around though! I found this slideshow on the website of the New York Times featuring an apartment for sale at New York’s San Remo building with some pretty distinctive interior decorating. You may love it, you may hate it – but you have to admit that this place has a style of its very own.

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 Photography: Katherine Marks for the New York Times

3 – The Lotus Dome by Studio Roosegaarde

And finally, I was at the #htcdesign event at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam last Friday night. I’ll tell you all about it next week. The event featured a presentation by Dutch pioneer, artist and designer Daan Roosegaarde who showed the audience this beautiful video of his Lotus Dome project.


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